Cultures of War: Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
John W. Dower
April 7, 2008
Running Time: 1:31:31
John Dower, Ford International professor of history, was the 2007–2008 James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award winner. Professor Dower is renowned for his expertise in modern Japanese history and US-Japan relations. His book, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 1999 National Book Award for nonfiction, among many other awards. His lecture
used examples from the past 66 years of warfare to show how government leaders, once bent on war, both deny history and rely on it.
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: Reflections on the Bonds between Past and Present
Spring of 1999
American historian Pauline Maier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, is the recipient of this year's Killian Faculty Achievement Award. Maier received a Ph.D. degree in American history from Harvard University in 1968. When studying the revolution's impact on the United States up to the time of the Civil War, she looked at early American corporations, which began to multiply after 1776 and were from the first recognized as having major social, economic and political clout. Read more at MIT News.